Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013 and has now helped plant over 44,000 trees across Victoria and Tasmania. For every new home built, Fifteen Trees organises the planting of 15 trees in the local district. This year alone, the relationship between GJG and Fifteen Trees, will see over 11,000 trees planted by schools, landcare and various environmental groups.
Danny Breen, Kris Gill and Alan Mathewson, co-directors from G. J. Gardner Homes Sunbury are generous supporters of local community groups and their tree planting projects. This year, the trio purchased 135 trees for the Sunbury area of Victoria. The trees went to the Clarkefield Landcare Group. The area they choose, was a roadside reserve between Calder Highway and Riddells Creek.
Hello Fifteen Trees and G.J Gardner Homes,
Today we had 5 members of Clarkefield Landcare plant 135 tube stock into 3 enclosures. The area was recently impacted by a grassfire which unfortunately encouraged lots of wood weeds (such as broome) to grow. So, we had to do a lot of weed removal and spraying before we could plant the trees.
Our small but efficient team took about three hours to plant, water and mulch the tube stock. Due to a healthy population of swamp wallabies, grey kangaroos and deer we have had to add tree guards to the plants in the enclosures.
We appreciated the donation of the plants and will maintain them over what is looking like a very hot dry summer.
Julie | Secretary | Clarekfield and District Landcare
Thank you Danny, Kris and Alan for your generous on-going support of our native environment.
Due to past land management practices, roadside reserves often contain the only remnants of once extensive native grasslands or forests. Roadside reserves are therefore really important areas. Through relentless battles with invasive weeds, Landcare groups are managing to help preserve these small significant areas of remnant vegetation. Roadside reserves also provide habitat for native animals and provide visual amenity for our towns and rural areas.
Sláinte – Colleen